Lake Tahoe Director: Fernando Eimbcke
In an attempt to escape from a home where sorrow reigns, Juan, a sixteen year old boy, crashes his family’s car into
a telegraph pole on the outskirts of town. Juan calls home
where his younger brother Joaquín tells him that their mother is still locked in the bathroom. Juan hangs up.
As Juan scours the streets searching for someone to help him fix the car, he meets Don Heber, an old paranoid
mechanic whose only companion is Sica, his almost human boxer dog. Don Heber promises to fix the car as soon as
Juan can find the part he needs for his crashed vehicle.
Searching for that piece, Juan arrives at "Refaccionaria
Oriente", an autoparts store attended by Lucía, a young
mother who is convinced that her real place in life is as a lead singer in a punk band. While she knows about punk music, Lucía doesn’t have a clue about mechanics and so they must wait for “The One Who Knows”, David, a teenage mechanic obsessed with martial arts and Kung Fu philosophy.
The absurd and bewildering worlds of these characters drag Juan into a one day journey in which he will come to accept an event as natural and inexplicable as death.
A few months after my father’s death, I crashed the only car we had in the family. I disagree with my mother’s thought that this was just a simple accident. Lake Tahoe is a film that was born as an attempt to understand the reasons that pushed me to commit such an act, such an absurd and profoundly human act.
Festivals and awards: Berlin (FIPRESCI Prize), Sundance, Cannes
Programme: Other America|
Producer: Christian Valdelièvre
Screenplay: Fernando Eimbcke, Paula Markovitch
Director: Fernando Eimbcke
Cinematography: Alexis Zabé
Editor: Mariana Rodríguez
Cast: Diego Cataño, Héctor Herrera, Daniela Valentine, Juan Carlos Lara, Yemil Sefami
Wednesday, 03. December 17:30
Kosmos II (English subtitles)
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